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Thanks for the reply... I copied your code and put it in a file called C:\Temp\

That script should reveal that @want contains (5, 16,3). Is that what you get ?

No, that is NOT what I get. I get the same error as before...

perl Can't extract version from C:/Temp/perl-5.16.3/pod/perldelta.pod at line 17.

Then try running the same script using the perl that you've just built with your compiler. (That perl is located in the top level source folder - ie one level up from the win32 folder.)

So I change directories to C:\Temp\perl-5.16.3\ and run perl c:/Temp/ and it works!

C:\Temp\perl-5.16.3>perl c:/Temp/ 5 16 3

While you're in that folder, you might also like to check the output of perl -V

Here's a dump of perl -V

C:\Temp\perl-5.16.3>perl -V Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 16 subversion 3) configuration +: Platform: osname=MSWin32, osvers=5.1, archname=MSWin32-x86-multi-thread uname='' config_args='undef' hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=undef useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=und +ef use64bitint=undef, use64bitall=undef, uselongdouble=undef usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef Compiler: cc='cl', ccflags ='-nologo -GF -W3 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1 -DWIN32 -D +_CONSOLE - DNO_STRICT -D_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE -D_CRT_NONSTDC_NO_DEPRECATE -DP +ERL_TEXTMO DE_SCRIPTS -DPERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT -DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS -DUSE_PERLIO', optimize='-MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1', cppflags='-DWIN32' ccversion='16.00.30319.01', gccversion='', gccosandvers='' intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234 d_longlong=undef, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=8 ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='__int64 +', lseeksi ze=8 alignbytes=8, prototype=define Linker and Libraries: ld='link', ldflags ='-nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt:ref,icf -l +ibpath:"c: \perl\5.16.3\lib\CORE" -machine:x86 "/manifestdependency:type='Win32' + name='Mic rosoft.Windows.Common-Controls' version='' processorArchitectur +e='*' publ icKeyToken='6595b64144ccf1df' language='*'"' libpth=\lib libs=oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.lib +comdlg32.l ib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib netapi32.lib uuid. +lib ws2_32 .lib mpr.lib winmm.lib version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib comctl32.l +ib msvcrt. lib perllibs=oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.l +ib comdlg 32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib netapi32.lib u +uid.lib ws 2_32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib comctl +32.lib msv crt.lib libc=msvcrt.lib, so=dll, useshrplib=true, libperl=perl516.lib gnulibc_version='' Dynamic Linking: dlsrc=dl_win32.xs, dlext=dll, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' ' cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags='-dll -nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt: +ref,icf - libpath:"c:\perl\5.16.3\lib\CORE" -machine:x86 "/manifestdependency:t +ype='Win32 ' name='Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls' version='' processor +Architectu re='*' publicKeyToken='6595b64144ccf1df' language='*'"' Characteristics of this binary (from libperl): Compile-time options: HAS_TIMES HAVE_INTERP_INTERN MULTIPLICITY PERLIO_LAYERS PERL_DONT_CREATE_GVSV PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT PERL_IMPLICIT_SYS PERL_MALLOC_WRAP PERL_PRESERVE_IVUV PL_OP_SLAB +_ALLOC USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES USE_LOCALE USE_LOCALE_COLLATE USE_LOCALE_CTYPE USE_LOCALE_NUMERIC USE_PERLIO USE_PERL_ATOF Built under MSWin32 Compiled at Mar 20 2013 17:38:57 %ENV: PERL_INLINE_JAVA_JNI="1" @INC: C:/Temp/perl-5.16.3/lib . C:\Temp\perl-5.16.3>

In reply to Re^8: Compile PERL from source on Windows by MGoBlue
in thread Compile PERL from source on Windows by MGoBlue

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